Democrats and Anti-Trump Media Outraged Over Trump Airstrike of Soleimani

Democrats and the anti-Trump media are having a field day over President Trump’s order to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike on Thursday.

The airstrike was followed by the pro-Iran demonstrator’s attack earlier this week on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq which caused damage to outer parts of the embassy compound.

Protesters got as far as the reception area but were unable to get into the main building and according to the U.S. military, the embassy attack was in response to U.S. airstrikes in retaliation against the militia for killing an American contractor last week.

President Trump acted swiftly by sending Marines to protect the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

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The airstrike against Soleimani was also swift.

Fox News reports:

The Pentagon confirmed that Soleimani, the head of the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds force, was taken out in a U.S. strike in Iraq directed by President Trump.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on CNN and said the airstrike, “saved American lives” and that Soleimani was planning “imminent threats to American lives.”

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) issued a statement:

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the strike was “preemptive.”

Democrats were highly critical of President Trump’s call to strike Soleimani.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy criticized President Trump for not seeking Congressional approval.

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal demanded “a full explanation.”

Not surprising is how the anti-Trump media weighed in on the airstrike and took aim at President Trump.

CNN host John Berman called the strike against Soleimani “murder” and an “assassination.”

Media Research Center’s Newsbusters provided a montage of outrage and criticism from CNN.

Newsbusters called MSNBC panelists “distraught” over the airstrike.

Despite the possible political consequences and current blowback by Democrats and the anti-Trump media, President Trump is showing leadership by acting swiftly against Soleimani.

Soleimani had just arrived in Iraq to cause more problems and was a threat to U.S. troops in the region.

By acting preemptively, President Trump is protecting our U.S. troops.